Museum of Anthropology pulls strings for puppet exhibition

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a dramatic new exhibition that reveals our enduring fascination with storytelling. This enchanting exhibition illustrates the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories and values from generation to generation and features more than 250 puppets, old and new, from 15 countries.

When: May 16 to Oct. 14

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Where: Museum of Anthropology, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.

13th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

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To celebrate the short-lived span when this oceanic delicacy can be found in B.C.’s waters, the Spot Prawn Festival returns to Fisherman’s Wharf for a day of feasting and fun. Chefs will prepare chowder made with spot prawns fresh off the boat. You can also line up to get your own spot prawns to enjoy at home fresh off the boats at the dock.

When: May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  Fisherman’s Wharf at False Creek

Jenny Lewis

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Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis plays the Commodore Ballroom as part of her On the Line tour. The smoldery alt-rock songstress is joined by opener Karl Blau.

When: May 20 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St.

Jurassic Quest


Ready to rrrrowl? Jurassic Quest offers a journey back in time to dino fans of all ages, thanks to an array of life-sized realistic dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with the audience. Lots for the whole family to enjoy.

When: May 17-20 and May 25-26

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

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This free two-day event is packed with comics programming, comic creators from home and abroad, and art lessons for kids. Enjoy panels, workshops, signings and lots to see at this fun annual event for comics fans.

When: May 18-19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews


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